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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Regular expressions in Python Task 5 of 5

Hey guys...need help, don't know what's wrong here...I am getting "task 1 no longer passing"

import re

with open("basics.txt") as open_file:
  file_object = open_file
  data = file_object.read()

  first = re.match(r'Four', data)

file_object =r.search(liberty)

2 Answers

import re

file_object = open('basics.txt')

data = file_object.read()


first = re.match(r'Four', data)

liberty = re.search(r'Liberty', data)


Your last line just doesn't make much sense:

file_object =r.search(liberty)

There is no variable defined with the name r. Also there is no variable liberty either.

I am assuming that you are trying to search for the string "liberty" in the data you've just read from the file. in which case you may want to do something like:

file_object = re.search(r"liberty", data)

NOTE: I would rename the file_object variable to something else since the re.search function returns a reg-ex match object (not a file handler).

Hope this helps.

Thanks but it still was not passing. After hours of headaches i realized that I had to put a capital letter "L" for liberty:(

Yes, it is very difficult to debug Python code in workspaces. There's virtual no feedback or error messages which can guide you on the right path. Usually what I do is to copy/paste the code in a script file locally, and run it directly with the python interpreter on my machine.

Oh okay...never thought of running on the python interpreter...we now do that, thanks mate:)